Lockport, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014
Howell Motors Ford is proud to announce that they recently celebrated their 100th anniversary.
F.W. Howell founded Howell Motors in 1914. Originally, the business sold cars, trucks, tractors and farm implements. Howell retired in 1946 when his son-in-law, Francis Pusateri, returned from California to become the second owner.
On May 1, 1967, Pusateri hired Jim Landers to become the general manager. After 11 years of working together, Pusateri was ready to retire and sold the franchise to Landers, officially becoming the dealer principal in 1979. At that time, Landers’ son Michael was graduating from high school and was accepted at Northwood Institute to pursue his degree in automotive marketing. Michael graduated in 1981 and returned to Niagara County to begin his career.
In 1988, Howell Motors Ford relocated from the original location on Main Street in Newfane to the present location in Wrights Corners.
In 2012, Landers passed the ownership baton to Michael making him the fourth dealer principal in the storied history of Howell Motors Ford.
There have been a lot of changes in Niagara County during the last 100 years, but one thing has stayed the same – Howell Motors Ford is still here selling new Fords and quality used vehicles.
Recently Michael was asked, “In a community that has had numerous plant closings, jobs lost, and numerous other dealerships closing, how has the dealership survived for 100 years?”
He responded with, “We have a very loyal community and owner base. We have always tried to hire great employees. People who are not just good at their craft but are good people and citizens that care about our customers and community.”
Visit the showroom today located at 6488 Ridge Road Wrights Corners, NY. Call Howell Motors Ford at 716-514-4104 and visit their website at http://www.howellmotorsford.com.
<br>About the Company:<br>Howell Motors Ford dealer has served Lockport, NY since its relocation from Newfane in 1988. A company that has been around for a century (founded in 1914), Howell Motors Ford is the finest new and used car dealer in the area. Featuring a full range of customer service and auto repair options, Howell Motors Ford has built a reputation that has lasted because of the full range of service and quality of cars they sell. They offer new Ford cars, crossovers, SUVs, trucks and more. For the best service and finest products, look no further than Howell Motors Ford, one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the country.